Monday, July 12, 2010

Southern Nevada heats up in June

The volunteers of southern Nevada really hit the ground running this summer with events and projects taking place every weekend in June. On June 5 Friends teamed up with the Forest Service to perform some much needed trail maintenance in the Blue Tree Area for National Trails Day. June 12 Matt Flores treated volunteers to a wildflower ID class in the colorful Spring Mountains. We finished up for the season in Lovell Canyon with a road restoration project on a decommissioned section of the Salt Grass Road. This was a joint project with the Forest Service, BLM and Friends of Nevada Wilderness to protect the Rainbow Mountain Wilderness. June 16 200 volunteers from worked hard to spruce up Lee Canyon with paint and a little TLC. On June 26 the uber volunteers from Circle K International (UNLV service club) braved the warm temperatures to pull weeds before they spread to the Mt Charleston Wilderness. The Volunteer Wilderness Rangers have been hiking the Wilderness trails gathering real time information for the Forest Service, education folks, and making the Wilderness a bit more Wild for present and future generations. We thank all of these Wild Folks for their hard work and salute their love of the Wild.

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